The United States Minor Outlying Islands don't have any official flag of their own. However, the archipelago uses different unofficial flags. For example, areas like Johnston Atoll, Palmyra Atoll, Wake Island, Midway Island, and Navassa Island use unofficial flags. The entire territory uses the flag of the United States as its official flag.
Wake Island Flag
The informal flag of Wake Island has two parallel stripes of white and red and there is a perpendicular blue band to the mast of the banner. The straggling border of the blue band is not straight. It creates a spot where the red and white bands join. The blue band features a yellow circle, holding an outline of the island in blue and the inscriptions "WAKE" over and "ISLAND" under in blue color. The circle is placed between three five-pointed stars in yellow, one star is above the circle, one star is beneath the circle, and one star is placed to the right side of the flag.
Midway Island Flag
Midway Island is a division of the United States Minor Outlying Islands. The ensign comprises a sky blue horizontal band on the top and it is edged by a narrow white band, which signifies the seashores and the greenish blue (turquoise) band at the base signifies the shade of the neighboring ocean. There is a Laysan Albatross bird in the middle, drawn in black and white. The ensign was first exhibited on May 29, 2000 and was planned for the official ceremony of Memorial Day to be organized at the USS Arizona in 2000. The layout of the ensign was made by the employees of the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge with the help of a member of staff of National Park Service.
The informal banner of Johnston Atoll was first hoisted to symbolize the island in a function at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2001. Otherwise, it uses the flag of US as its official flag.
|Name||Flag of United States Minor Outlying Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands Flag, Official Flag of United States Minor Outlying Islands|
|Stands for||Different flags have different interpretations|
|Proportion||2:3 and 3:5|
|Colors||White, blue, red, and turquoise.|